Astronaut Julie Payette Unveils An Out-Of-This-World Space Exhibit At The Canadian Space Agency

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010

image Longueuil, Quebec, May 13, 2010 -- On Friday, May 14, 2010, at 10:45 am EDT, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Julie Payette, joined by over 150 students from the Marie-Victorin School Board, will officially open the Cosmomania exhibit. Produced by the Cite de l'espace in Toulouse, France, the CSA has brought this unique exhibit to celebrate, with Canadians across the nation, its 20th anniversary. Cosmomania will take visitors back in time and go through 50 years of space exploration.
The exhibit will showcase a replica of a lunar leg designed by Heroux-Devtek in Longueuil, of the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) for the very first Apollo mission to the Moon in 1969.
Media are invited to attend the unveiling event.

Friday, May 14


10:45 a.m. Brief comments by Astronaut Julie Payette

10:50 a.m. Official opening of the Cosmomania exhibit - PHOTO-OPPORTUNITY
Visit of the exhibit with the students

11:15 a.m. Astronaut Payette will be available for interviews

11:30 a.m. Astronaut Payette departs.

Note: Mr. Serge Gracieux, Museum studies manager from the Cite de l'espace, will also be available for interviews.

Julie Payette, Canadian Space Agency astronaut
Serge Gracieux, Museum studies manager, Cite de l'espace
150 grade 6 students from Marie-Victorin School Board

Canadian Space Agency
6767 route de l'Aeroport
Longueuil, Quebec

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